Surah Al-Imran >> Currently viewing Surah Imran Ayat 197 (3:197)

Surah Al-Imran Ayat 197 in Arabic Text

مَتَـٰعٌۭ قَلِيلٌۭ ثُمَّ مَأْوَىٰهُمْ جَهَنَّمُ ۚ وَبِئْسَ ٱلْمِهَادُ
Mataa’un qaleelun summa ma’waahum Jahannam; wa bi’sal mihaad

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 197

Sahih International
[It is but] a small enjoyment; then their [final] refuge is Hell, and wretched is the resting place.

Yusuf Ali
Little is it for enjoyment: Their ultimate abode is Hell: what an evil bed (To lie on)!

Abul Ala Maududi
This is but a little enjoyment, then their destination is Hell -what an evil resting place!

Muhsin Khan
A brief enjoyment; then, their ultimate abode is Hell; and worst indeed is that place for rest.

Pickthall
It is but a brief comfort. And afterward their habitation will be hell, an ill abode.

Dr. Ghali
A little enjoyment, thereafter their abode will be Hell, and miserable is the resting place!

Abdel Haleem
this is only a brief enjoyment, after which Hell will be their home- a miserable resting place!

Quran 3 Verse 197 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Imran ayat 197, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(3:197) This is but a little enjoyment, then their destination is Hell -what an evil resting place!


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Imran verse 197 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Imran ayat 196 which provides the complete commentary from verse 196 through 198.

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